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Identification of a role for an E6-like 1 gene in early pollen-stigma interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana

(2019) PLANT REPRODUCTION. 32(3). p.307-322
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We describe a function for a novel Arabidopsis gene, E6-like 1 (E6L1), that was identified as a highly expressed gene in the stigma and plays a role in early post-pollination stages. In Arabidopsis, successful pollen-stigma interactions are dependent on rapid recognition of compatible pollen by the stigmatic papillae located on the surface of the pistil and the subsequent regulation of pollen hydration and germination, and followed by the growth of pollen tubes through the stigma surface. Here we have described the function of a novel gene, E6-like 1 (E6L1), that was identified through the analysis of transcriptome datasets, as one of highest expressed genes in the stigma, and furthermore, its expression was largely restricted to the stigma and trichomes. The first E6 gene was initially identified as a highly expressed gene during cotton fiber development, and related E6-like predicted proteins are found throughout the Angiosperms. To date, no orthologous genes have been assigned a biological function. Both the Arabidopsis E6L1 and cotton E6 proteins are predicted to be secreted, and this was confirmed using an E6L1:RFP fusion construct. To further investigate E6L1's function, one T-DNA and two independent CRISPR-generated mutants were analyzed for compatible pollen-stigma interactions, and pollen hydration, pollen adhesion, and seed set were mildly impaired for the e6l1 mutants. This work identifies E6L1 as a novel stigmatic factor that plays a role during the early post-pollination stages in Arabidopsis.

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Doucet, Jennifer, Christina Truong, Elizabeth Frank-Webb, Hyun Kyung Lee, Anna Daneva, Zhen Gao, Moritz Nowack, and Daphne R Goring. 2019. “Identification of a Role for an E6-like 1 Gene in Early Pollen-stigma Interactions in Arabidopsis Thaliana.” Plant Reproduction 32 (3): 307–322.
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Doucet, J., Truong, C., Frank-Webb, E., Lee, H. K., Daneva, A., Gao, Z., Nowack, M., et al. (2019). Identification of a role for an E6-like 1 gene in early pollen-stigma interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLANT REPRODUCTION, 32(3), 307–322.
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Doucet J, Truong C, Frank-Webb E, Lee HK, Daneva A, Gao Z, et al. Identification of a role for an E6-like 1 gene in early pollen-stigma interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLANT REPRODUCTION. 2019;32(3):307–22.
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Doucet, Jennifer et al. “Identification of a Role for an E6-like 1 Gene in Early Pollen-stigma Interactions in Arabidopsis Thaliana.” PLANT REPRODUCTION 32.3 (2019): 307–322. Print.
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  abstract     = {We describe a function for a novel Arabidopsis gene, E6-like 1 (E6L1), that was identified as a highly expressed gene in the stigma and plays a role in early post-pollination stages. In Arabidopsis, successful pollen-stigma interactions are dependent on rapid recognition of compatible pollen by the stigmatic papillae located on the surface of the pistil and the subsequent regulation of pollen hydration and germination, and followed by the growth of pollen tubes through the stigma surface. Here we have described the function of a novel gene, E6-like 1 (E6L1), that was identified through the analysis of transcriptome datasets, as one of highest expressed genes in the stigma, and furthermore, its expression was largely restricted to the stigma and trichomes. The first E6 gene was initially identified as a highly expressed gene during cotton fiber development, and related E6-like predicted proteins are found throughout the Angiosperms. To date, no orthologous genes have been assigned a biological function. Both the Arabidopsis E6L1 and cotton E6 proteins are predicted to be secreted, and this was confirmed using an E6L1:RFP fusion construct. To further investigate E6L1's function, one T-DNA and two independent CRISPR-generated mutants were analyzed for compatible pollen-stigma interactions, and pollen hydration, pollen adhesion, and seed set were mildly impaired for the e6l1 mutants. This work identifies E6L1 as a novel stigmatic factor that plays a role during the early post-pollination stages in Arabidopsis.},
  author       = {Doucet, Jennifer and Truong, Christina and Frank-Webb, Elizabeth and Lee, Hyun Kyung and Daneva, Anna and Gao, Zhen and Nowack, Moritz and Goring, Daphne R},
  issn         = {2194-7953},
  journal      = {PLANT REPRODUCTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {307--322},
  title        = {Identification of a role for an E6-like 1 gene in early pollen-stigma interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00497-019-00372-x},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2019},
}

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